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CateKnits
12-02-2005, 12:56 AM
My roommate found this story. I'm not sure if you guys have seen it, so...enjoy?
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=10138&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=&S=1

Jan in CA
12-02-2005, 01:19 AM
:shock: :shock: Wow...that is freaky! Wonder if it's true? I don't see it on Urban Legends.

Jenelle
12-02-2005, 01:23 AM
:shock: Oh wow.... that's..... uncommon :shock:

KellyK
12-02-2005, 01:34 AM
that cant be right..... :roflhard:

foldedbird
12-02-2005, 01:48 AM
I ain't buyin it!

BinkyKat
12-02-2005, 01:50 AM
It's an intriguing story... but I don't go for it neither... :thinking:

D
12-02-2005, 02:20 AM
damn...
*looks over at knitting needles cautiously*

aprildavis99
12-02-2005, 06:44 AM
Well at least she can say that her knitting is the "BOMB"! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Vendie
12-02-2005, 07:25 AM
sssshhhh, April, don't say that too loudly or they'll stop letting us take our knitting needles on airplanes! :rofling:

foldedbird
12-02-2005, 08:52 AM
Yeah, that is not such a good word... :shock:

Sara
12-02-2005, 09:05 AM
I don't believe it, but I'm going to tell DH that this is another reason for him to make me some strengthened glass needles. ;)

"But honey, the bamboo ones might splinter into my hands or the plastic ones might melt onto the couch cushions or--or the metal ones could EXPLODE!!"

:rofling:

Sara
12-02-2005, 09:17 AM
So DH just took a look at the photo and said that he wants to get hold of the needles to do testing on them. He already has three colleagues identified that will be required to run a full battery of tests. :lol: It's not possible for metal to explode on its own. There would have had to have been a chemical inside the tube. He's wondering if we can email the woman and have her send them to us. :rollseyes: What have I started? :lol:

tigger0229
12-02-2005, 09:47 AM
OH MY STARS!!! that's incredible!!!!

aprildavis99
12-02-2005, 09:53 AM
a chemical inside, huh? How big of an insurance policy does the husband have on the wife. I can just hear it...."No, Mr. Insurance Guy, it was accidental. It was her knitting that killed her. So where's my check?"

hmmm... :thinking:

CateKnits
12-02-2005, 10:15 AM
I think it's pretty funny, even if it IS true. I guess that makes me heartless. :shock: But, seriously, how crappily made must a needle be to have some kind of EXPLOSIVE in it?!

RachelJean
12-02-2005, 10:21 AM
I'm not sure if I believe it or not, but I'm really glad that I decided to switch to mostly bamboo needles. :roflhard:

tigger0229
12-02-2005, 10:23 AM
:roflhard: me too!!
going to order that bamboo set for sure now!!
hehehehe

PurlyGyrl
12-02-2005, 12:03 PM
Now I can add my metal knitting needles to my "threats" as in "Back Off, Buddy! I've got a knitting needle and I'm not afraid to use it!" :roflhard:

dustinac
12-02-2005, 12:06 PM
:roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

feministmama
12-02-2005, 01:44 PM
I've seen this story before. Someone said it was baloney but I forget where I heard that. I'll have to look it up.

Julie
12-02-2005, 03:16 PM
Well, this blogger (http://www.purlwise.com/crossing_cables_socks/) says she saw it on her local news....and Paula Lalish is in fact a harpist who lives on Marrowstone Island, WA...

And Sara, I am just :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: over your DH wanting to run tests.

Sara
12-02-2005, 04:53 PM
His life is all about materials. If the exploding knitting needles people ever wanted to know what caused it (if it really happened), he's their man.
:lol:

knitncook
12-02-2005, 08:38 PM
She did say she thought she bought them at a thrift store, so I guess there is something to be said for quality :D I'm now wondering if I knit fast enough if my bamboo needles would instantaneously combust? :roflhard:

foldedbird
12-02-2005, 10:40 PM
Just because she saw it on the news, it makes it true? I think NOT!

I still don't believe this story for a second, and NOTHING will make me give up my Addi's. They are MINE! MINE! :roflhard:

humblestumble
12-02-2005, 10:43 PM
you know,....If she did buy them from a thrift store, some kid couldve taken off the top (the previous owner) and put gun powder or something in there (not a scientist here), glued the top back on...cause metal needles are hollow. Just a possibility.

foldedbird
12-03-2005, 12:22 PM
And then she KNIT with them? :roflhard:

kemp
12-03-2005, 12:34 PM
How bizarre! Glad I have Denises... :rollseyes:

foldedbird
12-03-2005, 12:37 PM
Yeah, what would you do without me?

kemp
12-03-2005, 12:39 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: somehow...I wondered if that was coming when I saw you on this thread :)

humblestumble
12-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Well in that case, she wouldn't have known.... but it's just a possibility. I looked at the picture, and I'm wondering that if it was a hoax, how could they make the needle do that without a hole to the other side or something?

feministmama
12-03-2005, 02:19 PM
I went to Mythbusters at discovery dot com and I was going to post the idea of them doing a show about this but when I went to the FAQ it had a LONG list of stuff they won't do. Exploding needles was one of em :crying:

Couldn't find any link that said this was an urban myth either. I guess it is true. :doh: